Board of Directors

Craig Amnott
 

Grace Community Church, Washingtonville, NY

Family Physician

Horizon Family Medical Group

Born in Rochester, NY. Grew up along the Finger Lakes region of NY and the North Shore of MA. Attended the United States Military Academy at West Point earning a BS in 1988. Spent ten years as a U.S. Army infantry officer then went back to medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine graduating in 2001. Completed Family Residency training at Martin Army Community Hospital and subsequently served in Korea, Iraq and the United States. Retired from the U.S. Army in 2012 and joined Horizon Family Medical Group. Actively practice osteopathic manipulation and medical acupuncture. Married with four children. Strong interest in short term medical missions and the integration of faith into daily medical practice.

Colette Balaam
 

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Communications

HIVE

Colette is the US CEO of Hive, a global patient centric communication agency that uses understanding of patients as well as healthcare professionals to influence medicine experience. This integrated approach informs prescribing behaviour, healthcare professional and patient interactions, and aims to improve patient outcomes. Prior to this, Colette worked at Edelman Worldwide and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals holding positions in global medical communications and market analytics.

David Cummings
 

New Hope Church, Sanford NC

Cloud Computing

Cool Life CRM

David currently is the Chief Executive Officer of Cool Life CRM. David serves on the regions Eagle Scout Reunion Committee, Boy Scouts of America and, serves as the chairman of the board of Alive Again Ministries, a Christian not for profit that assists people with life controlling issues. “Serving on Christ Health Care Ministry is a blessing to participate in an organization that spreads the Gospel to those who may not have a relationship with Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.” David and his wife Jacqueline of 34 years have four children, two married, and three granddaughters with a 4th grandchild due in June.

Jacqueline is active with several ministries when not golfing or spoiling our grandchildren.

Orville Eacker
 

Stepping Stone Ministries Bible Church, Gouverneur NY

Pastor

Stepping Stone Ministries

Pastor Orv is married to his wife of 45 years, Joan. He has two children and one grandchild. He and his family make their home in the Town of Fowler, New York. Pastor Orv is an ordained minister and licensed practicing Christian counselor. He holds a bachelors and masters degree from Albany State University, 1971 and 1974 respectively and a Doctorate In Christian Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary in 2014 [Camilla, Georgia]. His ordination comes from the National Conservative Christian Church.

Pastor Orv is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor through the National Christian Counselors Association. He has been a full time pastor since 2006. He also started a private Christian counseling practice in 2006. Pastor Orv founded a new church in 2008 called Stepping Stone Ministries and is the senior minister of that church.
His ministry also consists of training other Christian counselors and ministers. Pastor Orv provides pastoral support to the Christ Health Care Ministry board of directors. Pastor Orv is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the United States Air Force.

Juan Goyzueta
 

Goshen Christian Reformed Church, Goshen, NY

Nephrologist

Juan D. Goyzueta, MD

Dr. Juan Goyzueta was born in La Paz, Bolivia and educated at City College of New York, and Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, Mexico. Juan then did a Fellowship in Nephrology at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, NY. Publishing several peer-reviewed articles in major medical journals and was on staff at the Mt Sinai School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Juan has been in private practice in Monticello, an attending at Catskill Regional Medical Center and at Catskill Dialysis Center since 1996.

As a Christian, who happens to be a physician, Juan has been challenged by the concept of incorporating faith in the workplace, recognizing the importance of addressing an individual’s spiritual need in addition to their physical ailment. As Juan describes his experience "I have had the privilege of praying with many of my patients".
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Rachel Raven
 

Stepping Stone Ministries Bible Church, Gouverneur NY

Family Nurse Practitioner
Pastor of Ministerial Care
Canton Potsdam Hospital

Rachel holds a Master's of Science in Nursing , with a minor in education from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse NY. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing as well from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2009 and Associate of Science in Nursing from Excelsior College in Albany NY in 2007. She also holds Associates in Applied Science from Jefferson Community College, Watertown NY and a degree as a commissioned Pastor of Ministerial Care through the National Christian Conservative Church, Sarasota FL.

Rachel enjoys spending time with her two children and husband. They enjoy the outdoors although her biggest passion is ice fishing.

Rachel has an array of clinical background experience. She is currently working at the Dekalb Health Clinic in Dekalb Junction NY in primary care. Rachel played a role in opening the Gouverneur clinic in May of 2013, where she continues to volunteer her time at CHCM’s Gouverneur Clinic, commonly referred to as “Health & Hope Mission 1 John 3:18.” As a clinician she focuses on physical, mental, and spiritually healing. She is found often praying with her patients.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

Jonathan Schiller
 

Holy Name of Jesus

Hospital Administration

Orange Regional Medical Center

Mr. Schiller resides in Greenville, NY and attends Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Middletown, NY. Mr. Schiller joined Orange Regional Medical Center in 2004 as Administrator of Revenue Cycle Management and was later promoted to Vice President and Site Administrator of the Arden Hill Campus. In August 2011, through collaboration with other ORMC Executives and multiple community agencies, he served as the Incident Commander for the physical relocation of Horton Medical Center and Arden Hill Hospital into the newly constructed ORMC, and in September 2011 was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in which he oversees daily operation of Orange Regional Medical Center.

Prior to joining Orange Regional Medical Center, Mr. Schiller was the Director of Patient Accounting at New York University Medical Center, and a member of Cap Gemini, Ernst and Young's national healthcare consulting practice, with specific areas of focus in hospital revenue cycle management and financial turn-around projects.

Mr. Schiller earned his Master Degree in Health Systems Administration from Rochester Institute of Technology. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Healthcare Financial Management Association and a Board Member of the American Heart Associations Hudson Valley Chapter.

Henry Vogel
 

Goshen Christian Reformed Church, Goshen NY

Packaging Engineer

Heise Industries

Born in Paterson New Jersey and educated at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Henry served on the Society of Plastics Engineers board of directors for the Blow Molding division. Henry has served in church leadership and have been active in a Christian church as a lifelong commitment to a Christian walk, having been blessed by being raised by Christian parents. Henry has also served in leadership of Goshen Christian school to help provide impart placing the seed of the spirit in young lives to know Jesus Christ as their savior.

In his professional career Henry has been very blessed and traveled throughout the world and through that experience it really drives home the thought of helping in our local community too. “We are given a chance to show the spirit of Christ with everyone we touch every day, so let us not forget who we are here for and why we are given so much. CHCM is a wonderful way to give back and be with other like-minded Christians to show the love of Christ.”